I just love David Crowder. His music is haunting and speaks deep to my soul. There are times when I just listen to the words and feel them so powerfully. I am especially in love with his I Know A Ghost album. Every song has it's own vibe that draws you in. I listen to one song and think how amazing it is, only to be knocked out by the next one. The whole album blows me away. Over and over and over.
In the world of 2021, my personal anthem has become Crushing Snakes. I think it should be the anthem for every red pilled Christian.
Here are the lyrics:
We’re not afraid
Terrors of night
Arrows that fly by day
Ten thousand may fall but we
We will remain
We’re not afraid
A promise of God
Can never be torn away
Walking on hands of angels
Safe under the shadow of His wings
Our fortress and our strength
We’re taking back our freedom
Our battle has been won
We have been liberated
Back from the dead, we’ve come
Do you see Him
King of Heaven
Champion of all creation
Eyes of fire
Voice of thunder
Tearing through the sky in wonder
Dressed in light we
See Him coming
On a horse that’s white like lightning
Do you see Him
Piercing through the sky
Breaking through the darkness
Do you see Him
The song Ghost is also crazy good. Again, the lyrics speak to me so personally right now. Check them out:
His Ghost is a fire
A holy flame burning wild
Burning through the night
Burning with the light of a billion stars
His love is like lightning
Cracking through the sky and
Burning through the rage
Burning through the pain of a billion scars
All the stories are true
His Ghost is inside me
A holy fire burning wildly
Burning through the things
That need to be erased to liberate my soul
There’s an empty tomb
There’s a Ghost in the room
Even mountains move
All the stories are true
He’ll heal you
He’ll heal you
He’ll heal you
He’ll heal you
We’re ready for Your fire to fall
We’re ready for Your voice to call
We’re ready for Your lightning come
We’re ready, into Your arms we run
We’re ready, let the heavens part
We’re ready for the angel songs
We’re ready for death be done
We’re ready for Your kingdom come
We’re ready, like a waiting bride
We’re ready for Your bread and wine
We’re ready to burst to life
We’re ready for You to set things right
So come on
Yes, Lord - we're ready!
I have been reading some powerful books written by Dr. Tim Sheets over the last few months. I just love them and him! I am learning so much about angel, angle armies, and most recently, how our words are seeds.
In his book Planting the Heavens, Dr. Tim teaches us that the words we speak in prayer are like spiritual seeds. In the same way that planting seeds in the ground produces a harvest, you can learn to pray in a way that plants the blessings of Heaven here on Earth.
As GOD's children, we have been given His authority here on Earth. We must realize this awesome power and step into it and use it daily! Dr. Tim shows us how!
I wanted to share this prayer with you from the book. Speak it out loud. That is the most powerful weapon we have at our disposal--speaking GOD's Word out loud! Decree this prayer:
Lord, let Your surge begin on the earth. Let a functioning
Kingdom aligned with You begin to move through this world.
Come to us in greater manifestations of Your glory. Make
Your stand with us as You promised.
As kings in His lineage given authority, we declare there will
now come a reversal of arteries that are all clogged up. Release
thousands and thousands of angels to go into every country,
every courthouse, every capital in every nation and rip off the
Band-Aids. No more temporary fixes. No more covering it up.
Cut it out. Do deep surgery on this nation, O GOD. Release
them to help push back darkness so that light can shine. Do
what is necessary to remove infection and poison that goes
into the muscle of this nation. Shake this nation to its core.
Shake it, Lord, to where there is no more covering up. Heal it.
Do whatever it takes to heal it. No more Band-Aids.
Let Your church awaken. Awaken Your people by the millions
to make a stand right now to raise their voice and decree their
authority, their faith, and their confidence in You. Cause a
historic shift that will be written about in history--the time
when You established this nation back to its covenant roots.
In the name of our King Jesus, release the angles of Heaven
under Holy Spirit anointing and leadership to destroy tactics
of Haman in the media or government. Turn it back on them,
what is meant for destruction. Hang them in their own vices.
Hang them from gallows they meant for Your people. Cut off
hell's attack. We forbid it in Jesus' name. We close the door
to powers of darkness over Washington, D.C. We close the
door to the powers of the demon princes of hell in the name
of Jesus. We say that our angle princes that are mightier than
you will go in and begin to remove the infection.
We declare a reversal of the prescription of hell for this nation.
The prescription of Haman for this nation. Expose the lies.
Expose the liars. Expose the corruption. Expose the deceit.
We declare America will return to You. We will return to our
first love. Your people will return to their first love. People,
Lord, all around this world will return to their first love.
Those who have drifted from You--shake them up, do what-
ever it requires. Quit allowing them to put a Band-Aid on the
corruption of their heart. Expose attitudes and character.
Expose lack of integrity.
We declare the greatest days of resurrection power and healing
are now being released. We declare a restoration of great
hope is being infused in the church of Jesus Christ and into
the people of GOD.
We declare Your Kingdom is coming and coming and coming.
Come with your angel armies and assist Your people in releasing
revival in America and throughout the world. We rise to
bind demon thrones, principalities, powers, demons of darkness,
and spiritual wickedness in high places. You will not rule us.
You are forbidden from ruling us. We will not permit it.
Greater is He who is in us than he who is in the world. Come
down from your iniquitous thrones. Demon princes, come down
from your strongholds. Angel armies, attack them! Let the
ruling Kingdom of GOD go forth to conquer. We choose to
rule and reign.
We will not be intimidated by any fear. We will not be
intimidated by anyone. We will not be intimidated by Hamans
in the media, the government, or anywhere else. We answer
only to You, GOD. Strengthen us to be courageous and make
our stand. Release Your Kingdom to reorder this nation
back to its covenant roots in Jesus' name.
As someone who is growing in my faith and spirituality, I feel like I am still in the adolescent stages of growth. And, I have a very long way to go to get to the adult stages. As such, I look to our Father, Jesus Christ, and Holy Spirit for guidance. I also look to others here in our earthly sphere for wisdom and learning.
In the last few months I have been spending time engaged in listening to three great men of GOD who have incredible ministries. I have been tuned in weekly and soaking up extraordinary teachings and insight into GOD, His Word, and current events. And, I wanted to share all three of these ministries and resources with you.
First up, we have Elijah Streams, which sprang up from the Elijah List. Created by Steve Shultz, the Elijah List was started as a way of connecting the prophets by computer. This was before the words "internet" and "world wide web" were being used by the average consumer. And Elijah Streams is a natural by-product of this list. On Elijah Streams, Steve interviews modern day prophets and they share a plethora of information across an array of subjects.
Thanks to Steve and Elijah Streams, I have learned about Robin Bullock, Kat Kerr, Donna Rigney, Nathan French, and Johnny Enlow. I look forward to listening and learning more from all of these great people.
Second, we have Global Spiritual Revolution Media. In ministry for over 40 years, the Global Spiritual Revolution Radio Media Group is, "CONSERVATIVE IN THOUGH - THEOCRATIC IN SPIRIT - GOD & COUNTRY."
Hosted by Dr. Bishop Larry Gaiters, their aim is to impart thoroughly researched, spiritual, revelatory knowledge. The Gospel of truth. Which in turn you can share with friends, relatives, and other students hungry for the "WORD of GOD".
Let me tell y'all something - Bishop Gaiters will completely blow your minds. Every time I listen to him, he imparts new and astonishing intelligence. I can't get enough! Be prepared for jaw-dropping impartation.
Finally, there is HIS GLORY. HIS GLORY is God's Worldwide Ministry, a Christian outreach and Christian ministry bringing the WORD of HIS GLORY to the world! Founder, David Scarlett, came to the WORD after getting a taste of Heaven and a vision of JESUS after a near death experience. The ministry was formed to bring "the WORD of HIS GLORY to the world." Through David's severe trials and tribulations, our loving GOD provided love and redemption. The primary mission of HIS GLORY is to provide hope and bring our Savior's sheep into the fold.
Pastor Dave has a slew of programs you can watch and learn from. My two favorites so far are Grace & Glory, where Dave talks to Amanda Grace, and Mac Bear & Cheese, Simple As A Child, where Dave and his son break down GOD's Word! Mac & Cheese, as I refer to them, are great foundational teachings and learning.
Thankfully, I have never had to cut down a tree before. But, if I ever had to, I know I would be thankful to live in our modern age where we have chainsaws that make the work a lot easier.
Prior to having chainsaws, people used two-man crosscut saws to cut down trees. In America, crosscut saws were used as early as the mid-17th century. As you can see from the photo above, these saws were huge, and you needed help to weld them.
So, you are probably asking yourself, what does this have to do with God? Well, much like the lumberjacks of the past who used crosscut saws, we need a partner to get our work done. As Christians, our partner is God.
You may not have ever thought about God as your partner before, but, isn't He the most wonderful and able partner you could ask for? YES!! I am certainly grateful to have Him as my partner.
In his book Intercessory Prayer, Dutch Sheets tells us, "Without question, humans were forever to be God's link to authority and activity on the earth. Here we have, I believe, the reason for the necessity of prayer. God chose, from the time of Creation, to work on the earth through humans, not independent of them. He always has and always will, even at the cost of becoming one. Though God is sovereign and all-powerful, Scripture clearly tells us that He limited Himself, concerning the affairs of Earth, to working through human beings."
So, in order for God to work through us, we must partner with Him and do our part. God has the power and He gives us the authority to use His power. It's an amazing partnership. Thanks to Holy Spirit living in us, we have everything we need to use God's power in our lives. We simply need to recognize this, and harness it and get to work for the Lord.
Chris Tomlin, one of my favorite Christian artists, wrote a song about this in 2018 called Resurrection Power. Here are some of the lyrics:
You called me from the grave by name
You called me out of all my shame
I see the old has passed away
The new has come
Now I have resurrection power
Living on the inside
Jesus, You have given us freedom
No longer bound by sin and darkness
Living in the light of Your goodness
You have given us freedom
Listen to the song here:
Are you ready to partner with God? Think of all you can accomplish! Let's start today.
I will leave you with a beautiful, powerful, and incredibly appropriate quote from St. Teresa of Avila:
Christ has no body but yours,
No hands, no feet on earth but yours,
Yours are the eyes with which He looks
Compassion on this world,
Yours are the feet with which He walks to do good,
Yours are the hands, with which He blesses all the world.
Yours are the hands, yours are the feet,
Yours are the eyes, you are His body.
Christ has no body now but yours,
No hands, no feet on earth but yours,
Yours are the eyes with which he looks
compassion on this world.
Christ has no body now on earth but yours.
Have you noticed how windy it has been lately? This past fall and winter, and even right now, the intensity of the wind has been crazy. The winds have been whipping around our house, making those loud whistling sounds and shaking the house itself. It has been happening for months now. These winds are blowing all over the world. These are winds of change. I can feel it. The winds of change are upon us. This is God working!
The Lord shows us that He is working by doing works and wonders in the natural world. He has always done this, and He is doing it right now. (Remember, Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. Hebrews 13: 8)
Do some research and you will not only see that places in the U.S., but all over the world, are experiencing shakings and groanings in the natural world.
I stumbled across the "Not Me, Him!" YouTube channel earlier this week. I am not exactly sure who this young man is, but he is awesome! God bless him for the work his doing and sharing with the world. I wanted to share this video he created a few days ago that he put together concerning exactly what I am talking about here. Take some time and watch it. I think you will enjoy it.
We are living in unprecedented times. Things are happening in our world that many would not believe or even conceive could happen. But, here we are.
Again, I want to emphasize that you need to research and listen and discern for yourself. Having said that, I would like to share with you a few of the sources I use and trust. Here are the places you can go to get started:
It is vital that all of us open our eyes to what is going on around us. Open your eyes, ears, hearts, and minds.
I am part of a remanent of believers who knows that revival is coming. I have been praying for a revival in some form or fashion for a few years now. However, I have friends who have been praying for this revival for many, many years. One dear friend of mine has been praying for this revival for almost 30 years! (Wow! That is more than half of my life!)
Well, folks, the time is now. We are standing on the precipice. A great awakening is upon us. Actually, it is already beginning. Thank you, Lord!!!
This world is crying out for help and hope. We, as a people, are desperate to be saved and for a saviour. The chaos and turmoil we have been living in over these last few years has finally reached its boiling point. What we need is God.
And, praise the Lord, God hears our cries and He is answering us! True revivals are taking place all across this great nation of ours --from east to west. People by the hundreds are pouring into churches and tents and they are getting saved! They are being healed from sickness, disease, and addiction. They are becoming children of God--our brothers and sisters in Christ! Hallelujah!!
And, I truly believe this is just the beginning. Oh yes, we are just getting started. Hundreds, even thousands--dare I say millions more will be saved before everything is said and done. The Lord our God is doing awesome things in this land. May we all go out and be a part of it.
Watch this Flashpoint video from February 9 and it will give you a taste of what is happening. The dams are about to burst open wide. And, I can't wait. Thank you, Lord for letting us witness this. I pray that eyes all over the world will be opened and that an unprecedented amount of lives will be saved. I hope you will join me in this prayer!
I am so glad you are here! I am Erica Strickland, a girl who loves God. My goal here is to simply share His love and light.